Pierce-Arrow 5-Passenger Sedan

As the choice of several U.S. Presidents and the elite of American society, Pierce-Arrow is one of America’s most legendary automobile manufacturers. Throughout the 1920s, the marque remained at the pinnacle of the American fine car market, along with Peerless and Packard, representing one of the famous “Three Ps” of luxury.

The controversial merger of 1928 with Studebaker, driven by Pierce-Arrow’s acute need for cash to fund the development of new models, provided the resources for a new and highly acclaimed eight-cylinder engine in 1929, finally breaking the marque’s long-standing reliance on six-cylinder power. However, as the infamous stock market crash and Great Depression loomed, Pierce-Arrow resolutely continued to focus on its luxury-car roots and its upscale, discerning clientele more than ever before, and to the end, the marque never compromised on its impeccable quality and substance.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

135 hp, 366 cu. in. L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel brakes. Wheelbase: 139"

Source: RM Auctions

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